Predator free community
Jonathan Musther and Rachel Wilcox are angling to have Kelburn, Brooklyn and Karori become a predator-free community with a $5000 grant from Halo. They are students from Victoria University; both keen on trapping and conservation. Their aim is to engage university students, families and schools in the area to start trapping predators. By having this broad network they hope to build a safe haven for birds. Vote for them here: http://halo.org.nz/predator-free-community/. To contact this group, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Backyard Ever!
Garth Baker reports on all the tree planting that is going on in the Town Belt / Polhill Reserve: http://www.highbury.org.nz/best-backyard-ever/
A new web site has been established called Neighbourly. This site enables members to connect with others in their community and establish special interest email groups easily. To find out more and join up: https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/join/jydhjk We can publicise any email groups through this newsletter – for example gardening groups, famiilies with pre-schoolers, George Denton cricket matches, etc!
The June and July issues of Valley Voice have been distributed to “Lower Highbury” this and last month. The June issue also available at this link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/229479774/Valley-Voice-June-2014
Paddy McElroy would like to extend his appreciation to friends and neighbours for all the support that he has received after the recent passing of his wife of 55 years Maria.
Koromiko walkway plantings
A group of keen Highbury residents are steadily removing weeds and replanting the path adjourning the Koromiko walkway.
After consulting WCC we have had the rotten and overgrown trees removed and they have also given some plants. Other plants are being paid for by the residents whose properties adjourn the walkway. We hope you like the difference and the light that now falls on the path as the plants are being selected to help make the path dryer and brighter. If you want to help weed and or plant please call Janet on 021 86 88 85
Paddy McElroy planting Astelia above the Koromiko Walkway
“Residents of Highbury clearing embankment of gorse and broom under voluntary scheme organised by local progressive association.” 30 July 1946 (Appeared in “Post” 6 June 1947) Evening Post Collection. Alexander Turnbull Library ref: C21851. This is thought to show the construction of the pedestrian path between Highbury Rd and Koromiko Rd.
Coffee with Councillor Iona Pannett
Iona Pannett, our Lambton Ward Councillor, is buying everyone a coffee at the Aro Cafe on Sunday 27 July between 3:00pm and 4:30pm. If you have any issues go along and discuss them with Iona. Also again at the Southern Cross in Abel Smith St on Sunday 3 August, same time. More details call Iona Pannett on 384 3382 or 021 227 8509
Wellington Brass Band
Andrew Weir, local resident and member of the Wellington Brass Band (http://www.wellingtonbrass.net.nz) reports that they won the National Brass Band Championships recently held in Invercargill. This is the 2nd year in a row that they have won, marking the most successful record in the band’s history. The band won a total of 16 trophies across the various categories, including the aggregate Champion Band of 2014, and a large number of solo awards.
Kelburn Normal School Centenary
Linnette Horne took some photos during the recent Kelburn Normal School Centenary: http://www.highbury.org.nz/kelburn-normal-school-centenary/
Julia Buck muses on being “Between Jobs” at: http://www.highbury.org.nz/between-jobs/
A Wellington Home “Gets Solar”
Highbury Crescent resident Eva Naylor features on this web site: http://sustaintrust.org.nz/smarthomes/solar. ”Eva Naylor had a solar power system put on her 1965 Te Aro hilltop home. Eva wasn’t motivated by the long-term energy savings but purely to help mitigate climate change by using renewable energy. Eva chose a 2kw, grid-connected PV system with eight panels because, after consultation with our solar consultant, Simon Morris, this matched well with her energy usage. Eva’s peaceful organic garden and sustainable urban way of life reflect her ‘lead by example’ values.”
Eva’s solar panels being installed
New Preparedness resources
WREMO has prepared two new booklets: ”It’s Easy booklets for Neighbourhoods” and “Business Continuity Preparedness”. These can be downloaded at: http://www.getprepared.org.nz/publications
The “It’s easy” booklet for households contains useful information on how to prepare a household evacuation plan. Apparently Wellingtonians are not particularly good at this!: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/10113353/Wellington-under-prepared-for-disaster
Indian Cooking Classes
The Brooklyn Community Centre runs Indian cooking classes: http://brooklyncommunitycentre.org.nz/?page_id=14
Find out more about what you can and can’t recycle: http://recycle.co.nz/
Houses for Sale
Highbury Rd: http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-742281848.htm
27 Koromiko Rd: http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-732574287.htm
1/32 Koromiko Rd: http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-535660043.htm
129 Raroa Rd: http://www.trademe.co.nz/746228936
4/29 Waiapu Rd: http://www.leaderswellingtonrealestate.co.nz/listings/details.asp?ref=49336
Childcare @ mine
My name is Helen and I am an experienced Nanny. Some call me SuperGran. I live @ 57 Mt Pleasant Rd. My service provides casual or regular Childcare @ my address every day – 7am till late (includes weekends). The cost is $15 per hour. The minimum charge is $30. I only look after one child at any time though this is flexible by arrangement. Give me a call to discuss your requirements or make a booking.
Phone: 04 934 9501 or 027 454 1972 Email: email@example.com
Helen Bennett – SuperGran
A cat that can’t catch birds
George, the 6 year old beautiful tabby needs a new home. He is a companion cat, looking for a best friend owner. Lovely natured, well behaved, playful. Call 021-1394-563 if you would like to come and meet him. Thanks Jane
Canvas and PVC repairs
Jon Rosemergy does free pickup and delivery in Highbury on any items that need the attention of an industrial sewing machine. We have had a number of items repaired by Jon, and his work quality and price is excellent! Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his web site: http://laplodge.co.nz/
Roast coffee bean deliveries
Chris Pugsley advises: We have been enjoying our weekly home delivery of amazing freshly roasted coffee from the Wellington Coffee Co-Op http://wellingtoncoffeeco-op.co.nz for about three months . Delivered to our letterbox on Koromiko Road every Monday (free delivery) our 300g of coffee beans is a wonderfully practical, fun and cost effective way of getting our weekly fix of quality fair trade locally roasted coffee. We let them chose what variety to deliver each week – we pay monthly $30/kg – and enjoy. Try it… great value, great service and amazing coffee. Contact them on: email@example.com
Highbury Facebook page
If you want to have your sunrise or sunset photo featured on the Highbury Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Highbury-Wellington-NZ/109783965777035) email them to Kris on firstname.lastname@example.org
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